Tibetan Glory

Scientific Name
Bhutanitis thaidina
BLANCHARD, 1871
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Bhutanitis thaidina Sichuan, China - Andrew Neild
Bhutanitis thaidina Sichuan, China – Andrew Neild

Introduction

There are 6 species in the genus Bhutanitis, all large and magnificent butterflies with black wings marked with fine creamy or white lines. The hindwings of all species bear prominent red patches, greyish-blue lunules, and a set of 3 or 4 long spatulate tails.

The closest relatives of Bhutanitis are the Parnassius Apollos.

Bhutanitis thaidina is found in Sichuan and Tibet.

Habitats

This is a mid-high altitude species, found in meadows and glades within coniferous forests.

Lifecycle

The larval foodplant is Aristolochia moupinensis.

Adult behavior

To be completed.

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Butterfly of
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Bhutanitis thaidina
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BLANCHARD, 1871
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PARNASSIINAE
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